Letter sent to Malta Air employees published by Newsbook.com.mt

Around 60 pilots and cabin crew will lose their job

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Malta Air, a Ryanair subsidiary company, has started to make redundant Pilots and cabin crew. Around 60 employees received a letter informing them that they are being given a month’s notice of termination.

According to the letter sent to these employees and which Newsbook.com.mt received a copy of the 60 pilots and cabin crew will not be made to work during the notice period, till the end of June.

In the letter, sent on the 27th of May, signed by Shane Carty, the Head of Human Resources, the employees were informed that due to the desperate times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, desperate measures needed to be taken.

Malta Air informed the employees that the airline plans to run the Malta base this Winter with at least 3 of its aircraft operating only on a 4-day schedule from Friday to Monday.

In its Malta base, Malta Air has a total of 179 pilots and cabin crew employed. The redundancies are being carried out on the selection by date of entry, that is last in, first out.

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